Saturday, October 10, 2015

Back to religion

We need to get back to following the word of God. How best to do that? By coming into the arms of God’s religion. The one religion given and sanctioned by God. The Catholic faith.  Other Christian sects are not. They were established by men who had no authority to start churches on their own. The Catholic church, however, was given that authority in Matthew 16:18 where Christ tells Peter that he is the rock upon which He will build His church. Some try to interpret this to mean something else, but let’s not interpret the words, but believe them.
The Catholic church then has kept a line of apostolic succession that began with Peter through  all the bishops.  In other words, that line began with the first Pope, peter and continues today as they guide the church as God intended ( Mathew 28: 19-20)
It does not even make sense. Other churches adhere to the Bible, but then do not accept the authority of the Catholic church, the church that produced the Bible. Perhaps instead of twisting the scripture, they should go and create their own Bible.  When you follow the like of Martin Luther, you are following a man and not the word of God. How can you say Catholics are wrong, but their Bible is right?  That is putting too much faith in man and not following the word of God.
And if Martin Luther can decide to manipulate God’s teaching into what he decided was best, then why shouldn’t we do so today? If other people did so and deemed themselves, Christian, then why cannot I do it?  Because I do not have the authority given to me by God. Only Peter had that.
The catholic church studied this and reaffirmed it in the writing of the Second Vatican Council. Look it up. It will ltell you that This one true religion continues to exist in the Catholic and Apostolic Church to which the Lord Jesus entrusted us with the task of spreading it among its people. In its Decree of Ecumenism, it is explained. “…Christ’s catholic Church alone, which is the universal help toward salvation, that the fullness of the means of salvation can be obtained.”

We know that when we turn away from God, we turn away from salvation and what is right. The Presbyterian beliefs and the Lutheran beliefs and the Unitarian beliefs are all different. So how do we know who is right and who turns away from God’s wishes? By simply following the church that Christ founded. It is the only church that goes back to Jesus. The rest, in relative time, is new, a stepping away from the law established by God and guided by those people succeeding Peter. 

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